The 2012 Straits Cup basketball tournament will take place from Oct. 12-14 in Taipei and the central city of Taichung with four teams from Taiwan and China competing in the annual cross-strait tourney.
Shanghai Dongfang Sharks, Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank of the Chinese pro league CBA will match up against a pair of home teams -- defending SBL champion Pure Youth Construction and Dacin Tigers, the runner-up last season -- in the three-day tourney.
Former NBA Houston Rockets star center Yao Ming will visit Taiwan as Shanghai owner.
Four popular Taiwanese players will represent different teams as Tseng Wen-ting will play for Shanghai and Lin Chih-chieh plays for Zhejiang. Chen Hsin-an leads Pure Youth while Tien Lei represents Dacin.
Taipei Physical Education College Gymnasium (No.101, Sec.2, Jhongcheng Rd.,Shihlin District, Taipei)
National Taiwan University of Physical Education and Sport Gymnasium (No. 16, Sec. 1, Shuang-Shih Rd., Taichung)
Oct. 12 (@ Taipei)
18:00 Zhejiang vs. Pure Youth
20:00 Dacin vs. Shanghai
Oct. 13 (@ Taichung)
16:00 Shanghai vs. Zhejiang
18:00 Pure Youth vs. Dacin
Oct. 14 (@ Taichung)
16:00 Dacin vs. Zhejiang
18:00 Shanghai vs. Pure Youth
Official website http://blog.yam.com/straitscup2012
Straits Cup tourney promo